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El Dorado 12-Year Rum is composed of a blend of aged rums, all at least 12 years old. The rums are distilled using a combination of stills including double wooden pot stills and are aged in bourbon oak casks.
Demerara Distillers of Guyana produces El Dorado 12-year rum and is the country's last remaining distillery, with origins tracing back to 1670. The name ""El Dorado"" references the legendary city of gold that is said to be in the country's Rupununi region.
After opening the bottle it smelled like glue, still after opened it for a while. Taste was ok, but not as good as expected.
Since the bottle is half full the smell and taste is a lot better.
Not having as much whisky flavor like the 15y, which is a good thing, but it is also lighter on the date flavor which for me identifies Demerara rums. It kinda balances out and the score is the same.
Better than most, but not as good as the 15. I prefer the 2006 single still releases by El Dorado
This was my first experience with El Dorado. Maybe starting with a 12 year was a mistake. This brand gets a lot of good reviews. To harsh and not very smooth! Maybe I’ll have better luck with another offering from them.
Som ved 15-års udgaven indeholder denne en god sødme, dog med mindre kompleksitet. - en rigtig fin, god til prisen must rom på hylden.
I have mixed feelings on this one. Taste was not very soft and taste was not well balanced. I expected more from this bottle but this is matter of opinion.
Definitely a quality aged rum, but there's nothing in particular that really makes it stand out.
Pro můj vkus strašlivě přeparfémovaný, i když jinak vcelku poživatelný hypermarketový rum. Pampero Aniversario (určitě najdete v regálu hned vedle) mi přijde jako výrazně lepší investice.
I don't know how this rum won any prices with so much added sugar. It's not a bad rum, whole profile is quite basic (similar to zacapas) but that added syrap sweetnes is a real turn off. Maybe for a teenager taking first sips of alcohol this can be very nice experience but for a grown up man - no, no, no.
El Dorado 12-Year Rum er en rigtig god rom, ikke særlig kompleks og pengene værd.
Too much sugar for me, but if your into the smooth and sweet your going to like it. Think the opposite of funky dry Jamaican. If your idea of rum is a mixed cocktail but would like to have a sipping neat rum this is probably a safe bet.
Once was enough for me, I'll never buy it again.
Doesn't quite excite like its competitors but isn't something I would turn down.
Ganske udemærket begynder rom til hverdagssipperi. Men den er ikke noget særligt
I find that the 12 year, hasn't smoothed out enough. It still has that rubbing alcohol bit to it. Now the 15 year old is a different story, much nicer.
Some reviews state that sugar was added or artificial sweeteners. Not quite sure how this rum has high alcohol to the nose with a strong bitter burnt taste. I specifically bought this in hopes of finding a "Sweet Rum". No go for me.
Has some nice flavors but the absurd amount of added sugar masks what otherwise may have been good rum. El Dorado is notorious for sugaring their rums far beyond any reasonable standard...so who knows what this rum really tastes like, without the added sweeteners and coloring agents?
En udemærket rom
I may be a bit of a hard grader, but this didn't impress. A bit spicier than I had expected.
Normally I drink my rum straight, this rum however is something I will break down and add in a combination with a mix (rum mule is a good option). This rum is smother than some others in this price range with a hint of Carmel but has a slight ethanol finish.
Tohle davam do coly, protoze chutove to je slabsi - zvlastni kombinace korenene a vanilkove chuti. Mene vyrazne, ale colu to prijemne ovoni...
First I liked it, but then my dislike of anything sweet alcohol got over, bottle is still almost full.
But I did't want to give up, so I purchased 21 yo
It’s a decent rum but at the price point it’s a bit more than I could justify. If it were ten dollars less I’d say it’d be good but i don’t understand the hype on this one. It’s a bit sweet followed by a harsh alcohol burn, not terrible but for a more premium rum I expected more. However with that said I like my rum sweet, so if you like less sweet and bitier rum this is for you, but if you want a sweet rum that is smoother go get Diplomático.
Como su nombre de color dorado pero con un estilo distinto
Der El Dorado 12 trifft leider nicht meinen Geschmack. Der Rum ist nicht sehr süss, dafür sehr scharf und würzig, der Alkoholgeschmack steht zu sehr im Vordergrund. Vor dem Trinken umbedingt ein paar Minuten stehen lassen, dann kommen auch die Geschmacksnuancen besser zur Geltung.
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide